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In Memoriam I

Pieter Wispelwey | Paolo Giacometti

In Memoriam I

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Format: CD
Label: Evil Penguin
UPC: 0608917723724
Catnr: EPRC 0050
Release date: 03 February 2023
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Label
Evil Penguin
UPC
0608917723724
Catalogue number
EPRC 0050
Release date
03 February 2023

"In summary, a sublimely composed and performed musical tribute that also movingly brings musical memories of the prodigal son to life."

Opus Klassiek, 01-10-2023
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About the album

Half a year before my sixtieth birthday my family and I suffered a massive, tragic blow, when my son Dorian died. While still shaken to my foundations, a way forward seems to me to be to allow music to play a constructive and healing role. So I have recorded Bach’s Fifth Suite and Kodaly’s Solosonata to form the Scordatura Album for a September In Memoriam II release. This first In Memoriam for my beloved Dorian, consists of a rerelease of the three greatest Schubert Violin-Piano pieces and the wonderful Trockne Blumen Vartiations, as Schubert had played a big role in his life as a singer and a music lover.

This is the text Pieter Wispelwey wrote to accompany this very special release. There is not much to add to this First In Memoriam. Just that the disc includes previously released material, drawn from the series of six volumes devoted to transcription of music by Schubert and Brahms. Besides the Trockne Blumen mentioned above, it contains the Sonata D.574, the Rondo D.895 and the Fantasy D.934.
"Ein halbes Jahr vor meinem sechzigsten Geburtstag erlitten meine Familie und ich einen schweren, tragischen Schlag, als mein Sohn Dorian starb. Obwohl ich immer noch in meinen Grundfesten erschüttert bin, scheint mir ein Weg nach vorne darin zu bestehen, der Musik eine konstruktive und heilende Rolle zukommen zu lassen. Deshalb habe ich Bachs Fünfte Suite und Kodalys Solosonata als Scordatura-Album aufgenommen, das im Oktober als In Memoriam II veröffentlicht wird. Das erste In Memoriam für meinen geliebten Dorian besteht aus einer Wiederveröffentlichung der drei größten Violin-Klavier-Stücke von Schubert und den wunderbaren Trockenen Blumen Vartiations, da Schubert in seinem Leben als Sänger und Musikliebhaber eine große Rolle gespielt hat."

Dies ist der Text, den Pieter Wispelwey zu dieser ganz besonderen Veröffentlichung geschrieben hat. Zu diesem ersten In Memoriam gibt es nicht viel hinzuzufügen. Lediglich, dass die Aufnahme bereits veröffentlichtes Material enthält, das aus der Reihe der sechs Bände stammt, die der Transkription von Musik von Schubert und Brahms gewidmet sind. Neben den oben erwähnten Trockenen Blumen enthält sie die Sonate D.574, das Rondo D.895 und die Fantasie D.934.

Artist(s)

Pieter Wispelwey (cello)

Pieter Wispelwey is equally at ease on the modern or period cello. His acute stylistic awareness, combined with a truly original interpretation and a phenomenal technical mastery, has won the hearts of critics and public alike in repertoire ranging from JS Bach to Schnittke, Elliott Carter and works composed for him. Pieter Wispelwey enjoys chamber music collaborations and regular duo partners include pianists Cédric Tiberghien and Alasdair Beatson and he appears as a guest artist with a number of string quartets including the Australian String Quartet. Wispelwey’s career spans five continents and he has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Boston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, London Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Danish National Radio...
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Pieter Wispelwey is equally at ease on the modern or period cello. His acute stylistic awareness, combined with a truly original interpretation and a phenomenal technical mastery, has won the hearts of critics and public alike in repertoire ranging from JS Bach to Schnittke, Elliott Carter and works composed for him.
Pieter Wispelwey enjoys chamber music collaborations and regular duo partners include pianists Cédric Tiberghien and Alasdair Beatson and he appears as a guest artist with a number of string quartets including the Australian String Quartet.
Wispelwey’s career spans five continents and he has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Boston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, London Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Danish National Radio Symphony and Camerata Salzburg. Conductor collaborations include Ivan Fischer, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Herbert Blomstedt, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jeffrey Tate, Kent Nagano, Sir Neville Marriner, Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman and Sir Roger Norrington.
With regular recital appearances in London (Wigmore Hall), Paris (Châtelet, Louvre), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw), Brussels (Bozar), Berlin (Konzerthaus), Milan (Societta del Quartetto), Buenos Aires (Teatro Colon), Sydney (The Utzon Room), Los Angeles (Walt Disney Hall) and New York (Lincoln Center), Wispelwey has established a reputation as one of the most charismatic recitalists on the circuit.
In 2012 Wispelwey celebrated his 50th birthday by embarking on a project showcasing the Bach Cello Suites. He recorded the complete Suites for the third time. A major strand of his recital performances is his performances of the complete suites during the course of one evening, an accomplishment that has attracted major critical acclaim throughout Europe and the US. Pieter Wispelwey plays on a 1760 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini cello and a 1710 Rombouts baroque cello.

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Paolo Giacometti (piano)

Pianist Paolo Giacometti performs all over the world as a soloist and as a chamber musician, both on period and on modern instruments. He was born in Milan, Italy in 1970, but has been living in the Netherlands from his early childhood. Jan Wijn and Gyorgy Sebök were important sources of inspiration and had a significant influence on his musical education. Paolo Giacometti has won many prizes at both national and international competitions. He has played with renowned orchestras under distinguished conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Kenneth Montgomery, Laurent Petitgirard, Michael Tilkin and Jaap van Zweden. Apart from his activities as a soloist, Paolo Giacometti’s love for chamber music has resulted in a successful co-operation with leading musicians such as Pieter Wispelwey, Gordon Nikolich,...
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Pianist Paolo Giacometti performs all over the world as a soloist and as a chamber musician, both on period and on modern instruments.

He was born in Milan, Italy in 1970, but has been living in the Netherlands from his early childhood. Jan Wijn and Gyorgy Sebök were important sources of inspiration and had a significant influence on his musical education.

Paolo Giacometti has won many prizes at both national and international competitions. He has played with renowned orchestras under distinguished conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Kenneth Montgomery, Laurent Petitgirard, Michael Tilkin and Jaap van Zweden. Apart from his activities as a soloist, Paolo Giacometti’s love for chamber music has resulted in a successful co-operation with leading musicians such as Pieter Wispelwey, Gordon Nikolich, Alois Brandhofer, Janine Jansen, Bart Schneemann and Viktoria Mullova. Paolo Giacometti is a much sought-after musician at chamber music festivals in Europe, Canada and the United States. He has performed in concert halls all over the world including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Wigmore Hall (London), Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris) and Seoul Arts Centre (South Korea).

Giacometti's impressive discography has been widely acclaimed by the international press. His recordings include Rossini’s complete piano works, a remarkable project that started in 1998 and was completed in 2007. In Rossini’s homeland critics say: "... Rossini has finally found his pianist ...". His recording of the Dvorák and Schumann piano concertos have been acclaimed by Gramophone as "... one of the best concerto disks I have heard in a long while ...".


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Composer(s)

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert already died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the...
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Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert already died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the most frequently performed composers of the early nineteenth century.
It was in the genre of the Lied that Schubert made his most indelible mark. Prior to Schubert's influence, Lieder tended toward a strophic, syllabic treatment of text, evoking the folksong qualities engendered by the stirrings of Romantic nationalism. Schubert expanded the potentialities of the genre like no other composer before.

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Press

In summary, a sublimely composed and performed musical tribute that also movingly brings musical memories of the prodigal son to life.
Opus Klassiek, 01-10-2023

Supported by Giacometti's velvety touch, the cellist takes a dive into the deeper layers of this music and that is impressive.
De Gelderlander, 15-2-2023

And when Wispelwey writes in the brief introductory text: « What is it, this touch of the divine, that makes you want to kneel? Maybe the answer can only be found in the miraculous power of his lyricism, » then it is also the cantando of the interpretation that fascinates here. 
Pizzicato, 08-2-2023

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01.
Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, Op. 160 D. 802: I. Introduction, Andante
02:52
(Franz Schubert) Paolo Giacometti, Pieter Wispelwey
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Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, Op. 160 D. 802: II. Thema, Andantino
01:57
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
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Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, Op. 160 D. 802: III. Variation I
01:00
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
04.
Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, Op. 160 D. 802: IV. Variation II
01:08
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
05.
Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, Op. 160 D. 802: V. Variation III
01:36
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
06.
Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, Op. 160 D. 802: VI. Variation IV
01:10
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
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Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, Op. 160 D. 802: VII. Variation V
01:25
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
08.
Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, Op. 160 D. 802: VIII. Variation VI
01:53
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
09.
Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, Op. 160 D. 802: IX. Variation VII
03:01
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
10.
Sonata in A Major, D. 574 Op. post. 162: I. Allegro Moderato
06:35
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
11.
Sonata in A Major, D. 574 Op. post. 162: II. Scherzo. Presto - Trio
04:04
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
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Sonata in A Major, D. 574 Op. post. 162: III. Andantino
03:49
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
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Sonata in A Major, D. 574 Op. post. 162: IV. Allegro Vivace
04:01
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
14.
Rondo in B Minor, Op. 70, D. 895
14:35
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
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Fantasy in C for Cello and Piano, D. 934: I. Andante molto
03:10
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
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Fantasy in C for Cello and Piano, D. 934: II. Allegretto
05:45
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
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Fantasy in C for Cello and Piano, D. 934: III. Andantino
06:33
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
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Fantasy in C for Cello and Piano, D. 934: IV. Allegro vivace
05:48
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
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